Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Working in the Gardens

GaTE students worked in the school garden today!  We are looking good!

Monday, July 21, 2014

PI Welcomes Dr. Autumm Jeter

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Autumn Jeter has been selected as one of the elementary principals for our three, future elementary schools. 

Dr. Jeter brings to us 13 years of educational experience in grades K-12, with 7 years as an elementary principal. Her vast knowledge and expertise as an instructional leader in the PreK-5 environment will provide innovative ideas as we develop three K-5 schools in Trussville.

This year,  Dr. Jeter will work with the administrative teams at PP and PI to become acquainted with the people and procedures in Trussville.  Dr. Jeter will prepare to serve as principal of PI in the fall of 2015, and she will  offer stimulating perspectives from her own administrative experiences to help us build capacity and develop our K-5 school configuration for 2016.

Join us in welcoming Dr. Jeter at our opening PTO meeting on Monday, August 11, at 9:00.

(Left to Right) Beth Bruno, Kristi Stacks, Autumm Jeter

TCS Schools Closed July 25-28

TCS Schools will be closed Friday, July 25, and Monday, July 28.  

We will return to a regular 5 day schedule on Monday, August 4.


Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy 4th!

On this, the anniversary of our Declaration of Independence, we remember the words of founding father John Adams in a letter to his wife, Abigail:
...I am well aware of the Toil and Blood and Treasure, that it will cost Us to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend these States. Yet through all the Gloom I can see the Rays of ravishing Light and Glory...  

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Meet the Teacher Dates, Times, and Locations

All Third Grade – Monday, August 4, 5:00-6:00 @ Paine Intermediate

Fourth Grade –
                         Felts/L Smith – Thursday, July 31, 5:00-6:00 @ Paine Intermediate

                         Bettis/Higg – Monday, August 4, 5:00-6:00 @ the Trussville Mall Pavillion

Aldrich/Walls, Deneke/Dover, Hendrick/Feild, Waites/Wessel, Davis - Sunday, August 3,           1:00-2:00 @ Paine Intermediate

Fifth Grade –
                        Bramlett/Lewis/Wright – July 31, 5:30-6:30 @ Masonic Park behind Trussville Public                                         Library

Moore/Summers/Minisman, McLaughlin/Brandon/Darnell, Dahlke/Long/Long, Almon –                 Tuesday, August 5, 4:00-5:00 @ Paine Intermediate

7 Habits Training for TCS Employees

Teachers throughout our district are participating in 7 Habits training this summer.  The training is being delivered by Paine Intermediate counselors, Lauren Blake and Christy Naylor, and sponsored by Trussville City Schools and UAB Regional Inservice Center.  
Last year at Paine Intermediate, teachers and counselors began implementing the 7 Habits with students through a program called The Leader in Me.  Students are taught the 7 Habits and encouraged to use them in their daily lives.  Students are encouraged and expected to take on leadership roles at school, home, and in the community.  

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Signature Program is one of the most respected and popular learning experiences available.  These habits will have a significant and positive impact on the lives of the participants.  Below is a summary of the 7 Habits.

Habit 1:  Be Proactive - This habit helps a person take charge of his own future.  Influence at work and in one's private life is increased.  

Habit 2:  Begin with the End in Mind - This habit helps participants achieve the goals they have always wanted to achieve.  It helps people find a greater sense of purpose and fulfillment in work and in life.  

Habit 3:  Put First Things First - This habits helps people be less crisis-driven and more in control of their lives and time.

Habit 4:  Think Win-Win - This habit builds dramatically stronger and more productive relationships.  

Habit 5:  Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood - This habit helps people to grow in understanding the most important people in their lives and to improve their ability to communicate effectively.

Habit 6:  Synergize - This habit helps when dealing with conflict.  

Habit 7:  Sharpen the Saw - Participants find themselves growing and improving, feeling better, and living a more purposeful life.  

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Registration Information

Teacher letters for students who have completed registration will be mailed out on  June 30th.  If you do not receive your teacher letter by July 5th, please contact the school at 228-3312